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9. Special Coverage Provisions

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Are the social security benefits for children that were premies.

July 3, 2008 by April Gill (not verified)

Are there social security benefits for children who were born before due date and were 4.4 pounds or less?

SSI for premature babies

August 24, 2008 by Guest

I found this article to be useful :

It says :
A newborn who weighs less than 1,200 grams (about 2 pounds, 10 ounces) can qualify for SSI on the basis of low birth weight, if otherwise eligible. A child who weighs between 1,200 and 2,000 grams at birth (about 4 pounds 6 ounces) and who is considered small for his or her gestational age may also qualify.


November 18, 2008 by Guest

I'm 70 and my wife is 55 what happens when I pass away. Will she get income money from social security.

Survivors benefits

November 18, 2008 by David Luhman

This chapter on Social Security survivors benefits has information which should be useful.

social security

December 31, 2008 by Guest

I'm 51 my husband is 59 he has be divoriced after 18 yrs of marriage his ex-wife never married am i entiled to any of his S.S. thank-you

Dental work for ssi female age 41 with serious health issues

March 13, 2009 by Guest

I'am age 41, i recieve ssi for mental issues, i've been diagnose with type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, and i have problems with my stomach due to real bad dental problems and i need help i don't know who to talk to where to turn because of my health issues and lack of funds. i take 800 mg of IB pro four times a day because of the pain that i'am in all the time and i believe the meds are making me sick at my stomach are maybe it's the posion from my rotton teeth in my mouth if you can give me some information i would be very grateful
thank you.

Dental benefits

March 13, 2009 by David Luhman

In several states, if you receive SSI, you automatically qualify for Medicaid. Under the Medicaid program, dental services are an optional service for adult Medicaid eligibles age 21 and older. States electing to provide dental benefits under their Medicaid program may determine the amount, duration and scope of dental services they will furnish.

Here is some information on Medicaid dental programs :

Overview of information :

List of state Medicaid dental contacts :

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